The program works to alleviate hunger among the elderly. Each week, the Food Bank sets aside nutritious items from its inventory to Brown Bag recipients. Food items include nutritious staples and fresh produce, which are often prohibitively expensive for low-income seniors.
Volunteers help pack food packages and deliver them to various Brown Bag sites throughout Los Angeles County. Recipients who are disabled or infirm can have their brown bags delivered right to their homes.
In 2012, the Brown Bag program distributed over 975,000 pounds of food and over 552,000 pounds of fresh produce to 3,500 seniors each month at 14 sites.